Increase Immigrant Screening

Different populations experience disimilar disease burdens and diverse health outcomes, known as health disparities. There is a growing immigrant and refugee population in Maine due to the fact that the 12th largest refugee resettlement center in the nation is located in the City of Portland. The three largest groups of these immigrants are the Somolis, Hispanics, and Arabic-speaking refugees. Many of these people do not speak or read English proficiently, if at all, and the idea of preventive care is thought to be new to them and not given much importance in their everyday lives. 

To address an identified need for appropriate cancer education materials that emphasize the importance of prevention and screening for members of immigrant and refugee populations, we proposed to identify, test, and adapt educational materials in Somali, Spanish, and Arabic that focus on the importance of screening for breast and cervical cancer. 

Organization: 
Maine Medical Center
Grant Amount Given: 
$8,011
Year Issued: 
2011
Period: 
Fall
Grant Category: 
Screening
Types of Cancer: 
All
Grant Duration: 
1 Year Pilot Grant

Maine Cancer Foundation Grants to this Organization:

Year Program Amount Category Organization
2016 Building Capacity at MaineHealth to Enahance Colorectal Cancer Screening $28,863 Screening Maine Medical Center
2016 The Maine Lung Cancer Prevention and Screening (Maine LungCAPS) Initiative $400,000 Prevention Maine Medical Center
2015 Extending Lung Cancer Screening to Primary Care $49,899 Screening Maine Medical Center
2013 Lung Cancer Screening Shared Decision-Making $25,536 Screening Maine Medical Center
2013 Endometrial Cancer & Obesity: A Survivorship Program $10,000 Survivorship Maine Medical Center
2012 Gas Cards for Emergency Aid $1,000 Beacon Fund Maine Medical Center
2012 Inhibitory Effects of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-4(IGFBP-4) on Melanoma Growth and Metastasis $73,848 Research Maine Medical Center
2012 Improving Colorectal Cencer Screenings in Low-Income Primary Care Settings Using Shared Decision Making $97,860 Research Maine Medical Center
2012 Cancer Survivorship Support $10,000 Survivorship Maine Medical Center
2012 Oncology Pharmacy Practice Residency $5,000 Support Maine Medical Center
2011 Small Molecule Inhibitors of Twist1 Function to Inhibit Tumor Progression $73,039 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 FGF Export from Endothelial Cells: Protumorigenic Potential and Methods of Regulation $86,877 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Validating Prediction Tools for Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Outcomes $71,029 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Increase Immigrant Screening $8,011 Screening Maine Medical Center
2011 Communicating Risk $9,413 Education Maine Medical Center
2011 Notch Regulation of the Tumor Supressor miR-145 in Breast Cancer Cells $94,184 Research Maine Medical Center
2011 Inceptive Role of miR-199b in Acute Myeloid Leukemia $92,000 Research Maine Medical Center
2009 Predicting Quality of Life Outcomes after Prostate Cancer Treatment $45,295 Research Maine Medical Center
2006 Reduction of breast cancer by the Notch signaling pathway $35,000 Research Maine Medical Center
2001 Ronald J . Carroll, M.D. Lecture Fund at Maine Medical Center $10,000 Education Maine Medical Center
1979 Pediatric Cancer Seminar Education Maine Medical Center